Newswire: Bounce TV pulls Cosby reruns

Looks like Cosby, the Bill Cosby-starring sitcom about a retiree who isn’t, but could be mistaken for, Cliff Huxtable that ran from 1996 to 2000, will be joining The Dukes Of Hazzard on the scrap heap of TV history. Variety reports that Bounce TV, the “African-American focused, advertiser-supported” broadcast channel that mainly runs old episodes of The Bernie Mac Show and A Different World, is pulling Cosby from its syndicated lineup. The network says the move will be effective immediately, meaning it’s going to have to find something to replace the two episodes of the show scheduled today at 5 and 5:30 PM.

The move comes in the wake of new evidence unearthed by the AP that, in 2005, Cosby admitted under oath to purchasing Quaaludes with the intent of using them to drug women. Cosby’s lawyers stopped him short of outright admitting to sexual assault …

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